Ben Owen begins his wine tasting series with a commentary on a refreshing yet unexpected choice of red.
Getting creative is an excellent form of stress relief; especially if you’re isolating and unable to burn nervous energy with a run around meadows. Why not channel your adrenaline into creating something imaginative and genuinely joyful?
I really cannot stress enough the benefits of being creative. Whilst in lockdown, both at home and in my college room, making art and increasingly lavish scarves has really kept me sane.
Our two Indian takeaway enthusiasts, Riana Modi and Charlie West begin their quest to find the best Indian takeaway in Oxford – starting with Chutney’s!
It’s a cold night, full of mischief and threat; wolves howl, foxes fox, and I sit alone in my office, fire spitting at me in a desperate attempt to gain my attention. In one hand my pen droops whilst the other grapples with a wine glass’ shaft.
Crying is ugly. Crying is so ugly that even when Kim Kardashian does it, it’s meme-worthy. I think my ugliest cry was last month, on the 24th of September. Or maybe it was the 25th of August; both of these dates had a lot in common. I couldn’t ask my Mum for a tissue because she was sitting two metres away on a chair on a square of floor marked by tape. I couldn’t wipe my nose properly because I was wearing a face mask.
My Freshers Week was an emotional rollercoaster and a half. I think people imagine that this is the time (and the only time) where you meet your friends for life. But friendships don’t work like that. You need time and shared experiences and building trust before something can be a friendship.
This week, our readers discuss the potential realities of a post-truth world.. and the importance of including marmite in must-have vegan ingredients.
“At the risk of offering advice that has the whiff of a platitude about it, if you’re a fresher this year, I’d really recommend being generous and patient with yourself. I wish I had.”
Ella Barnes, curates the essential vegan shopping list – perfect for anyone just starting out or if you’re looking for inspiration outside of your usual meal choices.